V-22 Osprey Build Update #2

Nov 22, 2011 No Comments

Time to start building!  Assembly of the Osprey begins with the mechanics.  Although the body is a true ARF, the mechanics have to be assembled from individual pieces.  I consider this a plus for a couple of reasons:  First and foremost, on every “pre-assembled” heli I’ve ever purchased I felt it necessary to check every [...]

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Fly the Immelmann Turn

Nov 16, 2011 2 Comments

Pilots often use Immelmann turns to change direction quickly. The Immelmann dates back to WW I and was was named for German pilot Max Immelmann. Although some say that his actual combat maneuver was different from today’s aerobatic version, the name has stuck. The combat Immelmann was performed to reengage a target; the aerobatic Immelmann [...]

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Sneak peek: Seagull Models Pilatus PC-9

Nov 16, 2011 1 Comment

  There is just something about the Pilatus PC-9 that strikes a chord in me, and the Seagull Models 1.20-size version of this fantastic plane is no exception. Designed to be powered by a 1.20 2-stroke, a 1.80 4-stroke or equivalent electric motor, this ARF will definitely perform as a pre-jet trainer should. With a [...]

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Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Nov 07, 2011 5 Comments

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine [...]

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Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Are you looking for your first plane, one that is easy to fly, land and most of all durable and easy to repair?  You may be in luck, we just tested the new ready to fly Sensei foam trainer from Flyzone. Listen to what our reviewer Mike Stroup has to say about this nice all [...]

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Tech Tip: Easy Technique for Spray on Weathering and Detailing

Nov 03, 2011 3 Comments

The “squiggle” pattern was applied to the Storch over white Litefilm using Model Master Enamel. After the graphics were applied, a light dusting of Krylon Satin Clear was used to dull down the shiny finish produced by the Litefilm. The bottom color was sprayed with Model Master Enamel using the Paasche H1 air-brush on the [...]

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Flight Technique: Cobra with 1/2 Rolls

Nov 03, 2011 1 Comment

By John Glezellis If you follow full-scale aerobatics, there is another maneuver that goes by a similar name, but it is called the Pugachev Cobra. The Pugachev Cobra shows post-stall maneuvering as it displays an abrupt pitch change and a high angle of attack. The Pugachev Cobra is very similar to the common “3D” maneuver, [...]

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Sneak peek: Lanier RC Stinger II

Nov 03, 2011 1 Comment

By Michael York Having pioneered the concept of ARF’s in the 60’s, Lanier RC is still at it after all these years with the introduction of the Stinger II.  You know you’ve been in the hobby for a while when you can say “back when I flew the original”, and I was fortunate enough to [...]

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